About Ingo Metzmacher
Renowned German conductor Ingo Metzmacher holds diplomas in piano, music theory, and conducting from Hannover, Salzburg, and Cologne. He launched his international career in 1988 conducting a new production of Franz Schreker’s opera Der ferne Klang at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, by which he anticipated his long-term focus: he has become one of the foremost promoters of symphonic and operatic music of the twentieth century. In 1997 he became general music director of the Hamburg State Opera, where during eight years he conducted many highly-acclaimed opera productions. Later he served as chief conductor of the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, and artistic director and chief conductor of the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin. He appears regularly with renowned orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, L’Orchestre de Paris, and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.